Water Cooler Archive: August 2011


  • PICKET: Boehner to Obama on joint session date: No

    Speaker of the House John Boehner sent a letter back to President Obama regarding the president's request for a joint session of Congress on September 7. Published August 31 2011

  • PICKET: Allen West calls Rep. Carson's rhetoric 'racist'

    Rep. Allen West defended the tea party on Wednesday morning when Fox and Friends played clips of various Democratic black lawmakers, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus, attacking the tea party movement and lawmakers on Capitol Hill who are aligned with the tea party. The Florida Republican, a maker popular with the tea party, also said he was beginning to "reconsider" his membership in the CBC at that point. Published August 31 2011

  • PICKET:RNC Chair calls Obama's proposed joint session date a 'political ploy'

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus went after President Obama's proposed date for the Joint Session Congress which conflicts with the Republican Presidential debate in California on September 7. The Wisconsin Republican called it a "thinly veiled political ploy." Published August 31 2011

  • Limbaugh: (audio) Boehner must say 'no' to Obama on Joint Session date

    President Barack Obama sent a letter to both Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, requesting a Joint Session of Congress on September 7. However, many are wondering why the President is requesting this date, as it conflicts with the upcoming GOP presidential debate at the Reagan library in Simi Valley, California. Published August 31 2011

  • PICKET: Rep. West 'reconsiders' Congressional Black Caucus membership

    After watching several video clips on Wednesday of fellow black lawmakers attack the tea party, Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, told Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy,to think about is reconsidering my membership in the Congressional Black Caucus." Published August 31 2011

  • MILLER: Alaska's regulation stanglehold

    Gov. Sean Parnell just wants Washington bureaucrats to leave Alaska alone. The Republican sailed out to our cruise ship when it stopped in the state's capital of Juneau to speak at the Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC). The state's tenth governor, who succeeded Sarah Palin, said that Alaska contributes 11 percent of the the nation's daily consumption of oil from its North Slope, and he wants to increase that. Published August 30 2011

  • PICKET: Did president's uncle benefit from 1980's Dukakis fake ID policy for illegals?

    Boston radio talk show host Howie Carr brought up on his Monday's show that Onyango Obama, President Obama's long lost half uncle who was arrested by Framingham, Massachusetts police last week, charged with DUI, and found to have a warrant out on him by immigration authorities at ICE, has a valid social security number and a Massachusetts driver's license. Published August 30 2011

  • Mugshot: Obama's Uncle Omar in jail

    The Framingham Police Department in Massachusetts just released Onyango Obama's mugshot photo to The Washington Times Water Cooler. Mr. Obama, President Obama's uncle, was arrested by Framingham police last week and charged with a DUI. He is being held by ICE authorities, as he is an illegal immigrant from Kenya. Published August 29 2011

  • PICKET: Obama hits new low in Gallup daily tracking poll

    Gallup posted it's daily presidential tracking poll and the numbers for the president continue to look dismal. According to Gallup, President Barack Obama's job approval rating has hit another another all time low. Only 38 percent of those polled approve of the job president is doing while a whopping 55 percent disapprove. Published August 29 2011

  • MILLER: Will Obama be reelected?

    Stormy seas rocked the ship all day Sunday. While some got sea sick, others were immune to the waves. The discussion at the Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC) Alaska cruise centered on which Republican can weather the presidential nominatin process and ride over President Obama to take the White House in 2012. Published August 29 2011

  • PICKET: Liberals cry, 'you're a racist if you're not us'

    There is nothing new about liberals calling conservatives or Republicans "racists" or various insults similar to that. What is a little different is that liberals are now breaking down specific pieces of Capitol Hill legislation that have no ties whatsoever to civil rights law and they call anyone who disagrees with the legislation or, perhaps political proposal, racist. Published August 28 2011

  • MILLER: Conservatives cruise to Alaska

    Conservative leaders set sail on Saturday for a week-long cruise to Alaska. Leaving behind the dry land -- or rather wet land from hurricane Irene -- the group embarked on a Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC) at sea. Published August 28 2011

  • PICKET: Obama's illegal uncle arrested; 'Uncle Omar' almost hits cop car, tries to call White House

    A number of media outlets have already reported that an illegal immigrant from Kenya by the name of Onyango Obama, 67, was arrested last week on Wednesday after he nearly rammed his SUV into a police car in Framingham, Massachusetts. Published August 28 2011

  • PICKET: AP Poll - Obama losing support from women and youth

    In a further sign that President Barack Obama is losing key demographics of the Democratic base, the Associated Press just released a new poll showing among other pieces of data that his support among both women and younger voter is dropping. Published August 27 2011

  • PICKET: Boehner tells Obama to reveal costs of regulations

    Speaker of the House John Boehner asked President Barack Obama to identify and specify the cost of all the proposed rules and regulations coming from the administration. Published August 26 2011

  • Huntsman: (video) 'There's going to have to be shared sacrifice in this country'

    Former Utah Governor and now Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman was interviewed by PBS News Hour's Jeffrey Brown on Wednesday. Mr. Huntsman answered questions about his views on where the Republican party is politically right now as well as his platform on taxes among other issues. The Utah Republican explained in vague terms to PBS's Brown how he believes Americans of higher incomes should have to share the sacrifice to handle the high costs of Social Security and Medicare. Published August 25 2011

  • PICKET: Final group of wounded warriors to be transferred from Walter Reed

    The Department of Defense is stating that about 200 outpatient wounded warriors at the soon-to-be closed Walter Reed Army Medical Center facility will be transferred this weekend to the nearby National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Published August 25 2011

  • PICKET: Poll - 14 percent believe U.S. heading in right direction...lowest number since Obama took office

    Rasmussen just posted their daily Presidential tracking poll and the numbers do not bode well for President Barack Obama. Published August 25 2011

  • PICKET: Facebook hits 1 trillion page views

    The social networking site Facebook reached one trillion page views, according to Google's double click ad planner. Facebook is ranked number one as the most visited site on the web followed by youtube, yahoo, and live.com. Published August 24 2011

  • PICKET: CBO - Unemployment rate expected to stay above 8 percent until 2014

    The Congressional Budget Office released it's annual summer update of the budget and economic outlook on Wednesday and according to the CBO's projection, the national unemployment rate "will remain above 8 percent until 2014." Published August 24 2011

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